MENGERAMATKAN SUMBER AIR DALAM MASYARAKAT KUNINGAN: RELIGI MASA LALU HINGGA KINI

Effie Latifundia

Abstract


Pe-tirtha-an is a place that contains water source. Pe-tirtha-an constitute sacred building in Majapahit and Bali society, which is also known in Sundanese ancient society, in a simpler form. The purpose of this paper is to get an idea of the Kuningan community sacred springs in relation to pe-tirtha-an in the late period of ancient Sunda, using qualitative descriptive method. Data obtained based on the results of archaeological research in some area of Kuningan regency, West Java province from 2014 until 2016. The results of the analysis has proven sacred springs in Kuningan is an element of pe-tirtha-an in ancient Sunda, and continues until now. The function of the sacred springs, other than as a source of clean water for daily use, is also used for religious purposes. Religious value is believed to have properties to cure various diseases, for protection, marriage, blessings and also believed the soul can appease by means of utilized shower/ purification by washing the face or drinking the water after the prayer. The belief that springs have magical significance still intact today, so that people continue to preserve it for generations.

 


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spring, sacred, religious, Kuningan community

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24164/pw.v5i1.80

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